Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm in Love

I'm in love with quinoa! Anything you put in it just makes it more amazing and adds to its nuttiness! It's easy to make, I've perfected the method. They key is to make sure the ratio of quinoa to water is 1:2 cups. Combine in a pot, bring to a boil, and lower to a simmer for about 10-15 minutes. If there's still some water left in the pot don't worry, just drain the quinoa in a fine mesh sieve. I also like to run cold water over the quinoa so the cooking doesn't continue.
The other night I had my friend over for dinner and I threw together a bunch of stuff to eat. One being sauteed mushrooms with garlic and white wine, and then last minute decided to combine it with the cooked quinoa. What a marvelous idea, it was so freaking good, both my friend and I can't wait to eat it again! Here's the recipe...
Sauteed Mushroom Quinoa (serves 2-3)
1 cup cooked quinoa, (red or white is fine, I used white this time)
1 package wild mushroom blend
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves of garlic chopped
a splash of white wine, whatever is open
salt and pepper to taste
1 handful of chopped parsley
Place olive oil, mushrooms, and garlic in a saute pan. Saute in medium hear for about 5 minutes. Pour a splash of white wine in the pan and stir the mushrooms around. Cook for another 10 minutes until mushrooms are tender. Let cool in the pan.
Place cooled cooked quinoa back into a pot and combine with the cooked mushrooms, and parsley. Heat up and serve as a side dish or vegetarian main dish. Enjoy!


Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...